Enhancing intercultural competence of engineering students via GVT (global virtual teams)-based virtual exchanges: An international collaborative course in intralogistics education

Rui Wang, Friederike Rechl, Sonja Bigontina, Dianjun Fang, Willibald A. Gönthner, Johannes Fottner

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Abstract

In order to enhance the intercultural competence of engineering students, an international collaborative course in intralogistics education was initiated and realized between the Technical University of Munich in Germany and the Tongji University in China. In this course, students worked in global virtual teams (GVTs) and solved a concrete case study in the field of intralogistics in a virtual setting via modern communication tools. This paper introduced the course in detail and reported lessons learned from conducting the course and student feedback. The findings of this study suggested that teaching using GVT-based virtual exchange is effective in improving intercultural competence of engineering students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017
EditorsMiguel Baptista Nunes, Luis Rodrigues, Maggie McPherson
PublisherIADIS
Pages137-146
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533630
StatePublished - 2017
Event2017 International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 Jul 201722 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period20/07/1722/07/17

Keywords

  • Engineering Education
  • Global Virtual Teams
  • International Collaborative Course
  • Intralogistics
  • Virtual Exchange

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